Events & Activities


Wind In The Willows Trail

Take part thoughout the season


Taking inspiration from the much loved story and characters of Wind in the Willows, we invite familes to take part in a riverside adventure trail. Pick up a trail booklet and let the beautiful illustrations of Ratty, Mole, Toad and Badger guide you round our site and tell you about the different creatures, trees and animals that call Coultershaw home. Children will be challenged to complete a variety of challanges along the way and collect 8 animal stamps on their reward chart in order to claim their prize. The trail will be available to purchase on our Open Days thoughout 2022.

Cost £3 per trail (includes a small prize)

Local History Group

Meets twice a month at Coultershaw

Exploring the history of Petworth and surrounding villages

Do you have an interest in Petworth’s local history?
This is an opportunity to discover and explore more about Petworth’s history whilst spending time with other like-minded members of your community in a friendly and welcoming atmosphere.

For more information on this group please contact Hilary Brookes: [email protected]


Sunday 21 August

Classic Cars

See an impressive collection of vintage and classic cars.

Thursday 25 August

Family Fun Day

Join us for a fun packed family day filled with Wind in the Willows activities in our beautiful riverside heritage site. Set off on a riverside adventure on our Wind in the Willows trail and recieve a goody bag reward. Take part Wind in the Willows crafts where you can design a badge, float a boat and much more besides. Why not bring a picnic and make a day of it messing about by the river?

Moday 29 August

Saturday 3 & Sunday 4 September

Open Weekend (11am – 4:30pm)

Coultershaw will be open and our volunteers will guide you through the workings and history of the site. Bring a picnic and enjoy the picturesque riverside scenery.

The Wind in the Willows trail will be open.

Saturday 10 & Sunday 11 September

Petworth Heritage Weekend

Visit our picturesque heritage site to watch a working waterwheel power an 18th century beam pump to produce an impressive fountain. Go on a riverside adventure by taking part in our Wind in the Willows trail and recieve a goody bag. See if you can impress Mr Toad by designing a boat to send down our water chute and invent a crafty motor car, Poop Poop! Arrive at our site in style on the Vintage South Down bus which will be travelling between all participating local heritage places. This weekend has something for all ages and interests and not to be missed!

Traction Engine ‘Surprise’ will visit Coultershaw on Sunday.

Sunday 18 September

Stationary Engines

See a collection of historic working stationary engines. The owners will be on hand to explain the history and use of these important industrial machines.

Previous Events

Saturday & Sunday

23 & 24 July

Wind in the Willows Theatre

For the first time Coultershaw hosted a Petworth Festival theatre event. With nearly every performance sold out over 200 visitors enjoyed magical story telling while exploring the Coultershaw site.

Satuday & Sunday 2 & 3 July

Craft Weekend

Our dedicated team of craftspeople demonstrated basketmaking, weaving, spinning and many other craft activities.